In Northern Virginia — where defense and intelligence contracts are a major source of business — the promise of new defense spending is breathing life into a once-stagnant job market.
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It has become axiomatic that inequality is the United States’ leading social problem, but what if inequality is the wrong metric.
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Christine Lagarde, right, International Monetary Fund managing director and Argentina Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne arrive for a press conference. (AP)
Christine Lagarde, right, International Monetary Fund managing director and Argentina Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne arrive for a press conference. (AP)
A final communique said that although the global economy remains strong, growth is becoming “less synchronized” and risks over the short and medium terms have increased.
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The metropolitan area added more than 50,000 jobs in the one-year period that ended in June.

A rewrite of communist Cuba’s constitution would also create the position of prime minister.

The company discovered propellant leak during a test of the emergency abort system in June, the latest setback in a program designed to restore human spaceflight from U.S. soil.

Experts fear for the survival of the reclusive creature, the world’s most trafficked mammal.

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Industry executives and lawmakers fear that Trump’s approach could leave American companies with less access to the Chinese market, not more.

Maurice Rucker says a customer responded with racist insults when he was asked to leash his dog in the store.

Found guilty of violating Iran sanctions, the company will get to duck tough Commerce Dept. penalties.

These start-ups want to recruit new college graduates for two-year fellowships in state and local government.

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What if inequality is the wrong yardstick?

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Corporate leaders are failing to explain to their employees why having women in leadership positions is good for a company’s bottom line, according to a study. This could cause employees to tune out of corporate diversity efforts.

The most surprising thing about President Trump breaking the unwritten rule against presidents criticizing the Federal Reserve might be that it’s taken him this long to do it.

For the second day in a row, the president broke with norms by weighing in on the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

The last judge rejected “fundamental principles of economics”.

“What was done was not fair, just or right in most cases," lawmakers say.

Thousands of artificial intelligence experts are calling on governments to take preemptive action before it’s too late.

The news ends at least one chapter of the rivalry between Comcast and Disney, two megaliths that had been fighting over Fox assets.

Analysts say the company can use the moment to show of styles beyond the iconic clog.

Dispute comes amid controversy over President Trump’s meeting with Russia’s Putin.

The 30-year fixed-rate average continues to hover around 4.5 percent. It was 4.52 percent this week.

“Hiring deaf people or people with disability should not be viewed as a charity but as a way to improve a corporation’s reach across different segments of the market," said Howard Rosenblum, chief executive of the National Association of the Deaf.

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